I needed serious retail therapy this weekend. Honestly, I did. I’ve been so upset the past week that my friend Jai decided I needed a day of shopping (as if either of us needs an excuse to shop). So away we went on Saturday afternoon.
We stopped at Bath and Body Works not only because I had a thirst to sniff the new Hello Sugar! Collection but also because Jai has a thing with tanning and bronzers and all that crap so he had to peek at the new dial a tan thingy (or whatever it’s called) that BBW has out right now. According to him tan is sexy and his boyfriend think he looks amazing with a tan so I guess that means Jai has to do everything he can to get a sexy glow for his significant other. I say whatever floats your boat but I’ll be in the shade, under a palm tree, thanks very much!
It wasn’t difficult to locate Hello Sugar! as it was right up front on a huge display. I was scared that if I picked one bottle up the rest would tumble all over the place since they had them stacked so high.
And the verdict is in. The Muse is both delighted and disappointed with Hello Sugar!
I picked up the Body Splash and the Three in One Shower Gel to start. First of all I should take note and mention that the Body Spray came in an ultra cute bottle with little faux rock candy dangling from the top. It’s a plastic bottle but it can easily pass for glass! I like it! Very cute and different for Bath and Body Works!
I’m a disappointed because this smells nothing like I imagined. I was seeking something fruity with an underlay of sweet for the Summer. I associate sweet and fruity smells with Summer and adjust my fragrance wardrobe according to that. This is fruity but not so much sweet. Turns out this is more of a foody scent. It smells to me like lemon cake or lemon meringue pie. The sugar is there and the lemon is there but it’s somehow been combined with some sort of cake or baked good smell.
That’s the bad news….however the good news is even though it’s disappointing that it isn’t fresh and fruity it is a delightfully beautiful scent! The sweet and sour scent of lemon combines wonderfully with the underlay of cake I’m getting and the entire smell transforms into a very light bakery scent. It’s so very difficult to describe but it’s as if I am smelling some sort of lemon tart or pastry.
I’m not entirely sure I’m loving the idea of Hello Sugar! for the Summer but it’ll make a beautiful Fall scent or even Winter!
Overall I like it. It’s very interesting and different for Bath and Body Works. I’m enjoying the fact that they have dipped their toes into something new and exciting and aren’t keeping with the normal scheme and theme of things!
Cheers to Hello Sugar! The Muse enjoys veering off the well walked path on occasion!
Hello Sugar! is available now from Bath and Body Works! $12 USD for the Three in One Shower Gel and $12.50 USD for the Body Splash.
Tell the Muse!
Me want the duckie!
I can’t help myself. I want these. Now. But I’ll wait for them to hit the sale rack at Bath and Body Works!
Oh my god so cutes!
A duckie with ears hehe!
You may recall me babbling about Lush’s Easter Egg Gifts a few weeks ago! If not do have a click here and here for the details!
Today I got my eggs in the mail! I was so thrilled they didn’t crack! I had ordered three for myself and a few others as gifts! Can’t wait to take a bath to use some! I was going to order from the UK but I had a gift certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket and the UK doesn’t take US gift cards so I said I ordered from Lush NA and was shocked how quickly they arrived and all in one piece too!
Anyone get these?
The Easter Bunny came early to the Muse’s house!
Easter Egg Bomb compared to a regular size Lush Bomb!
QVC has it’s special Auto Delivery Special up and available for Philosophy Shower Gels! I actually took advantage of this last year and was very pleased with the service.
Basically you purchase a trio of 16oz Shower Gels for $32.48 USD ($38.70 with shipping which breaks down to $12.90 per a shower gel) and you can lock in the price for an auto delivery service. This basically means throughout the year you’ll receive three more shipments with three gels in each shipment for the same price!
It’s a fun service and is fitting with the season changes!
This is also a particularly nice deal as some of the scents are exclusive to QVC only so you’ll have shower gels not available from Philosophy, Sephora, or anywhere else other then QVC!
The shipments contain the following trios:
- 1st shipment: Belgian waffles, blackberry sauce, fresh cream
- 2nd shipment: orange chiffon, berries and cream, vanilla ice cream
- 3rd shipment: caramel apple, spicy pumpkin muffin, chocolate
- 4th shipment: carrot cake, red velvet cake, sweet creamy frosting
I’m very tempted to order these but I have so many shower gels to use it would be ridiculous to get more…Hmmm….
Love Philosophy Three in One Shower Gels?
Tell the Muse!